Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Special #3
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December 24, 2013
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On the previous chapter of the third Christmas Special, Luna ended up getting stopped by Dr. Nega as she was on her way back to Julia’s Workshop in order to cross dimensions and attend the Christmas gathering that was being held at Cream and Vanilla’s house. During her encounter with the doctor, he claimed to have given up on his evil ways, even going so far as to apologize for all the damage he’s done. After Luna accepted his apology, Nega revealed that he had been “conducting thorough research” on the Celestial Emerald recently, stating that there’s a dangerous ice creature that’s been sealed within it for thousands of years. Additionally, he also claimed that the Celestial Emerald’s sealing power had begun to weaken, and that the creature must be transferred into a different device before it’s too late. Wasting no time, the two of them began heading to the lab right away in order to handle this newfound problem.

About an hour or so later, Luna still hadn’t returned, which ultimately caused the Wave Goddess, Oceana to worry. After a while, Oceana began heading out the door to make another trip back to the Lunar Dimension, and find the truth about her best friend’s disappearance. Elsewhere, at the Mystic Ruins, Metal Sonic and his “technologically advanced” doppelganger, Metal Sonic Version 3.0 ended up making an unwelcome discovery themselves as they were in the middle of their battle. As it turns out, Metal Sonic Version 4.0, whom they defeated a year prior, had somehow come back to life! Figuring that he was up to something, the other two Metal Sonic models decided to postpone their battle and (reluctantly) join forces once again in order to pursue Four-Point Zero (who was heading toward Dr. Robotnik’s base) and put a stop to him once again.

Now, the questions remain… For what reason has Luna gone missing? Could this be the work of the creature that she and Nega were aiming to stop? Or could this, perhaps, be the work of the recently-revived Metal Sonic Version 4.0 or maybe even the allegedly-reformed Dr. Nega? Find out in this exciting chapter of the third Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Special!

*Music Cue*

*Metal Sonic and 3.0 arrive at the entrance to Robotnik’s base, only to find 4.0 exiting from it*

Metal Sonic 3.0: You! Still alive, are you?

Metal Sonic 4.0: …

Metal Sonic: Tell us… What business do YOU have with the Doctor?

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Turns on his jet booster, and flies right by them in a blur*

*They spin around*

Metal Sonic: What, he’s running away? That coward…

Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, but it was a wise decision on his part. He knows not to even attempt to contend with me. Otherwise, I’d break him an half.

Metal Sonic: …It never ceases to amaze me as to how you, of all people, could still be so arrogant.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Me, “of all people”!? What’s THAT supposed to mean!? Are you trying to imply that I’m weak!?

Metal Sonic: I’ll let you figure that out.

Metal Sonic 3.0: I’m more powerful than obsolete vermin like YOU could ever HOPE to become!

Metal Sonic: …At this point, do I even NEED to explain what was wrong with that statement?

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Groans in annoyance* Luckily for you, we’ve entered into an alliance for the time being. As soon as it ends, however, I’ll be sure to make you pay for your mockery.

Metal Sonic: Whatever. *Enters the base*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Does the same*

Robotnik: Hmm? Well, what have we here? You two were looking for Metal Sonic 4.0, I take it?

Metal Sonic: Yes, but unfortunately, he fled the moment we had him cornered.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Exactly what was he here for, anyway?

Robotnik: At first, I thought he was here to steal from it again, much like he did with the blueprints to the Green Hedgehog Project sometime ago, but instead, he decided to deliver a message, presumably from Nega. *Turns on the device, which displays as projection of Dr. Nega* Just as I thought…

*Music Cue*

Nega Robotnik: Greetings! I hope you’re having a Merry Christmas, because I certainly am! Eee hee hee hee hee! Now, I know you’re most likely quite busy at the moment, so I’ll cut straight to the chase. I need you to inform Silver, Blaze, and the rest of those fools, including Oceana and Frostina, that I’ve added their dear friend, Luna to my card collection! If they ever want to see her again, then they must bring me all seven Lunar Emeralds!

Robotnik: …And what does this possibly have to do with me?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Oh, but I was just getting to that! Enclosed within this message is a special Christmas gift, from me to you. By that, I mean another helping of my Nega Virus, free of charge!

Robotnik: WHAT!?

*Tons of radio waves are seen coming from the device, and begin spreading across the base*

*Music Cue*

Metal Sonic: Ghhhhh…! *Kneels to the ground* Not…again…! *Czzzzzzt!*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Pfffft. Infected by the virus again? How pathetic. A superior robot, such as I, would never-...! W-WHAT!? *Collapses to the floor* Impossible!!!

Metal Sonic: …And you were saying?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Shut up!

*Soon, all other robots within the base’s range, including Egg-Robo, get infected by the virus, too*

Robotnik: No way… I can’t believe this! You… *Glares at Nega’s projection* I’ll make you pay for this!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee hee! Might I ask how you’re going to do that? I’m the one who’s in control of your robots!

Robotnik: *Groans in annoyance*

Nega Robotnik: Now then! Badniks, tear that place apart, and feel free to destroy Robotnik while you’re at it!

*All of the robots set their sights on Robotnik*

*Music Cue*

Robotnik: *Starts backing away*

*They start shooting at him*

Robotnik: AAAAAAAHHH! *Quickly runs out the door*

*They chase after him*

Nega Robotnik: EEE HEE HEE HEE HEEEEEEEEE!!! *Breaks contact*

*The Badniks chase Robotnik down the hall, firing tons of projectiles at him*

Robotnik: WAH! *Dodges them and keeps running*

Minutes later…

*Robotnik ends up getting backed into a corner, surrounded by Badniks on all sides*

Robotnik: Curses!

Metal Sonic: Give up…

Metal Sonic 3.0: There is no hope for escape…

Robotnik: You can’t do this to me! I am Doctor Ivo Robotnik, the one who’s given you life! Well, all with the exception of you, Three-Point Zero, but I’ve repaired you on numerous occasions! I’ve treated you as if you were my very own!

*They all ignore him and start charging up an attack*

Robotnik: (Could this…truly be it!? Am I…really going to perish at the hands of my own creations!?)

A little while later, at Vanilla’s house…

Oceana: *Comes back in*

Volcana: That was pretty fast. Did you forget something?

Oceana: Well, yeah. The machine needs both sets of emeralds to run, right?

Tails: Ah, right, that is true. *Looks toward Blaze* You don’t mind us borrowing the Sol Emeralds, do you?

Blaze: Not at all.

Oceana: Thanks.

Blaze: Don’t mention it.

Tails: Plus, the entrance to the Workshop is locked at the moment, so I’m gonna need to come with you.

Oceana: Sure, that’s fine.

*Someone knocks on the door*

Oceana: Hmm? *Opens the door* Hey, I remember you. You’re Dr. Robotnik, right?

Robotnik: Yes, that’s me.

Prickles: Eggy!

Sonic: Hey there, Ro-butt-nik. What happened to you? You get mugged on the way, or what?

Robotnik: Oh, that’s REAL funny, pincushion.

Quattuor: …Am I missing something? What’s Eggman doing over here!?

Splash: In case you’re wondering, he’s given up world domination two years ago. He says he’s currently pursuing a teaching degree.

Quattuor: Oh.

Robotnik: Anyway, you wanted to know what happened, correct? It all started with Metal Sonic 4.0-

Charmy: W-WHAAAAT!? Four-Point Zero’s still alive!?

Vector: Ya’ve gotta be freakin’ kiddin’ me!

Espio: Impossible!

Mighty: Yeah, I mean… Didn’t he blow himself up, trying to take us with him!? There couldn’t have been anything left for Nega or anyone else to put back together!

Robotnik: There’s a large chance that Nega must have had a spare body lying around somewhere in his base, and decided to put it to use. Now, as I was saying… Metal Sonic 4.0 showed up at my base to deliver a message from Nega, which was enclosed with a virus program! All of the Badniks in my base, including Egg-Robo, went haywire because of it! Not only that, but both Metal Sonic and 3.0 ended up succumbing to it, as well!

Everyone: WHAT!?

Robotnik: I’ll tell you, it was absolute madness! Not only did they begin rampaging through my base, destroying just about everything in sight, but they even decided to attack me! They chased me all throughout the base, and for a moment, I thought I was done for! Luckily, I did have someone come to my aid, effectively allowing me to escape to one of my teleportation devices, and here I am.

Sonic: I guess that explains it.

Robotnik: *Looks toward Oceana* Also, there’s a message that Nega wanted me to relay to you and Frostina. It concerns the whereabouts of your friend, Luna.

Oceana: Let me guess… He’s the reason why she’s gone missing!?

Robotnik: Yes. He said that he used that camera of his to trap her within a card, and he’s holding her for ransom until the Lunar Emeralds are turned over to him.

Everyone: WHAT!?

Volcana: (That’s pretty low of you, Doctor N…)

Slush: Typical. Whatever it is he may need with those Lunar Emeralds, I wouldn’t advise handing them over to him in any way, shape, or form. Sure, he did say that he’d return Luna safe and sound, but remember… This is Dr. Nega we’re talking about, here. That guy isn’t exactly known for his honesty.

Knuckles: That about sums it up. I say we just take the card back by force! *Cracks his knuckles*

Sonic: I agree with Knuckles. Now, with that said, let’s blast through with Sonic speed!

Quattuor: I’ll be with you guys in just a second. *Sits Prickles down* I’m going out for a bit to help the others. I’ll be back, okay?

Prickles: *Nods* Ohkay.

Vanilla: I’ll be sure to look after him for you while you’re away.

Quattuor: Thanks, Miss. I appreciate it.

Vanilla: You’re most welcome. Good luck, everyone!

Shadow: *Takes out the green emerald* Chaos Control! *Warps himself and the others to the Mystic Ruins*

*Music Cue*

Robotnik: I know that stopping Nega and rescuing your friend is top priority, but there are still virus-infected Badniks running amok at my base as we speak. Sure, I do have someone over there who’s currently handling them, but as powerful as he may be, there’s a chance that he might need a little help.

Julia: Just a second… Is it possible to simply cure the robots of the virus without resorting to destroying them?

Heavy: …You mean to say that you actually care whether or not Three-Point Zero gets destroyed?

Mecha Amy: I was about to say the same thing.

Julia: Well, yeah, of course I do. He’s my friend.

Quattuor: …

Um, wow. I can’t say I was expecting that.

Julia: What’s wrong with that?

Quattuor: Nothing. I just didn’t know it was possible to make friends with someone like him, that’s all.

Julia: What does everyone have against him, exactly?

Slush: …Besides the fact that he’s a self-centered prick?

Quattuor: That about sums it up. From what I’ve seen out of 3.0, all he ever does is brag about how “technologically advanced” he is, labeling everyone else around him as “outdated trash”. I’ll admit, upgrades and revisions can make room for some awesome improvements in robots, but that doesn’t give him a free pass to go around acting like a jerk about it!

Mecha Amy: I agree completely!

*A few others say something similar*

Robotnik: Yes, so back to the matter at hand… It is possible to cure the robots of the virus, but you may still need to fight them off first in order to do so. Now, who’d like to volunteer?

Scorch: Sure. Leave it to me, Dr. Robotnik.

Syndra: Count me in, too!

Shadow: I think I’ll get in on this, as well.

Omega: As will I.

Porkenstein: I do say I’ll be coming along, as well. The anti-virus technology that I’ve equipped Silvra and Mecha Amy with sometime ago will certain come in handy.

*Rouge, Shock, Storm, Mecha Amy also agree to it*

Rouge: I guess that settles it. As soon as we’re finished taking care of business over there, we’ll be sure to join you guys in the Lunar Dimension.

Knuckles: Got it.

Charmy: Hee hee, “we’ll bee sure to join you guys”. *Snickers*

Marine: Good one, mate!

Splash: Yes, but let’s save the puns for later, okay?

Charmy: Okay.


*Charmy and Marine stick their tongues at him*

Heavy: Ooh, you sure showed me.

Bomb: Geez, Heavy. There’s no need to be such a smartass all the time, you know.

Tails: Yeah, so anyway, I’m gonna need that emerald you have, Shadow. Otherwise, I won’t be- *Glares in Charmy’s direction*

Charmy: I wasn’t gonna say it this time!

Tails: …Able to use the Tornado Time Twister to cross into the Lunar Dimension.

Shadow: Ah, of course. *Tosses him the emerald*

Tails: *Catches it* So, should we go ahead and get going, then?

Sonic: Sounds good to me, little bro! Once again, let’s blast through with Sonic speed!

*Both groups take off, with one heading to Tails’ Workshop and the other towards Robotnik’s base in the jungle*

Moments later, at the base…

*Music Cue*

Scorch: Denomi!?

Denomi: Scorch, it’s been a while, but the pleasantries will have to wait until these robots have been dealt with.

Scorch: *Nods* Right.

Syndra: (A guy with purple armor, long hair, and shades…) …! Pssst! *Whispers to Scorch* Could this be the guy that you and Amy were talking about earlier?

Scorch: *Whispers back* Yes, but if possible, could you refrain from saying anything to Amy about this? Not only has she gotten the wrong idea about us, but she’s even expressed an interest in putting Denomi and I between a mistletoe! As far as we’re concerned, neither of us ever saw him here tonight. Got it?

Syndra: Yeah, sure thing.

*They join Denomi in fighting off the Badniks*

Meanwhile, on Ringstar Island…

Goldra: *Binary digits appear in her eyes* I’m detecting a peculiar energy source… What is this? *Notices a portal* Hmm? I suppose that would explain it…

*Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company come through*

Goldra: Oh, it’s you.

Frostina: Goldra! It’s “ice” to see you!

Goldra: Likewise. The party’s over, I take it?

Oceana: Not exactly. Something urgent has come up, and that “something” is Luna being captured by that Nega creep!

Frostina: Would you be willing to help us save her?

Goldra: Playing the hero’s never been my style, but I suppose I can lend you a hand.

Vector: Alright, then let’s get goin’! There’s no tellin’ what that slimeball may be up to!

Espio: Indeed. For all we know, he may very well be trying to unleash another creature like the Ifrit!

Charmy: Yeah, time to rock and roll!

*They leave*

Cyber Sonic #1: *Pokes his head out of the bushes*

Meanwhile, at Dr. Nega’s fortress…

*A beeping sound is heard*

Nega Robotnik: *Takes out a communicator* Yes?

Cyber Sonic #1: Doctor Nega, the enemies have crossed into this dimension and are on their way to infiltrate the fortress right now, as we speak.

Nega Robotnik: Excellent! *Hangs up* Eee hee hee! So far, things are playing out exactly as I imagined them, thanks to Luna and her sheer amount of naivety! Sure, she may have destroyed my emerald detector after learning of my plan, but unfortunately for her, it was already too late! Eee hee hee hee hee! Some guardian SHE is! Not only has she once again provided me with the very tool that’s needed to further my plans, but she’s ensured this island’s demise, as well! Very soon, Oceana, Frostina, and the rest of those fools will be bringing the Lunar Emeralds to me, and I’ll have ultimate power within my grasp once again! This time for certain, I shall make this world my plaything! I shall bring about an age of fear and chaos! And it shall be glorious! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEEEEEE!!!

(GHP) Ashura: (Whatta loon…)

As it turns out, Dr. Nega’s so-called “change of heart” was merely a charade. Not only that, but he was the one behind Luna’s disappearance! What reason is he seeking the Lunar Emeralds? Whatever scheme it is that he’s thought of, will our heroes have what it takes to rescue Luna, and stop the deranged doctor before his plan is fully set in motion? Find out on the next exciting chapter of the third Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Special!

To “bee” continued…

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